Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Summary

2001-07-13: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that hawk strikes at the Calgary International Airport are due to two main factors; large ground squirrel populations around the airport and the unique geographical location of the airport within an urban environment. As a result, the CAA has taken a number of steps to reduce ground squirrel populations in the last few years. 1. A poisoning program in the spring has been ongoing for four years in an effort to reduce the population. 2. Lethal control using shotguns on Airside is conducted on an ongoing basis. 3. Smoke bombs are used for areas outside the perimeter fencing on Groundside in addition to using pellet guns. A variety of reactive control measures such as pyro-techniques have been used in an attempt to deter hawks, however, these have proven to be ineffective. Live trapping of hawks was recently introduced in 2000 with 8 hawks re-located as far as 50 km away from the airport. Two returned and one was struck just a couple weeks after. As a result of the recent strikes, the CAA will re-start the live trapping program in an effort to reduce the population now that nesting season is complete. The CAA has an ongoing wildlife control program with personnel on patrol from 06:00 to 22:00 every day of the year. Patrols will continue with particular emphasis on ground squirrel reduction and live trapping.
2001-07-04: The crew of ACA 185, an A319, reported a bird strike on rotation on Runway 16 at Calgary. They elected to return and landed on Runway 16 at 1728Z without further incident. A dead hawk was removed from the runway. There was no operational impact and no reported damage to the a/c.

Details


CADORS Number 2001C0742
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-03 - 17:13
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYYC
Aerodrome Name CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 16164
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Bird
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR CANADA
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A319 114
A319 114
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make CFM INTERNATIONAL
Engine Model CFM56-3C
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 185
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Bird strike

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